Response to Botany (Reply #9)
Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:48 AM
freshwest (53,606 posts)
28. Beck says it's all an act. See this from an interview:
Beck admits he doesn’t give ‘a flying crap about the political process... We’re an entertainment company.’
By Zaid Jilani on Apr 8, 2010 at 9:50 am
Fox News host Glenn Beck’s media “empire” is the cover story of the newest issue of Forbes Magazine. In the story, Beck reveals that his media company Glenn Beck Inc. made $32 million in revenue in the period between March 2009 and March 2010. The host also explains that he sees himself much more as an entertainer than a political activist, saying that he doesn’t “give a flying crap about the political process”:
With a deadpan, Beck insists that he is not political: “I could give a flying crap about the political process.” Making money, on the other hand, is to be taken very seriously, and controversy is its own coinage. “We’re an entertainment company,” Beck says.
“I don’t necessarily believe that is reflective of his own personal politics — I don’t even know if he has personal politics,” Michael Harrison, the publisher of Talkers magazine tells Forbes. “I see him as a performer.” This isn’t the first time Beck has suggested he isn’t as radically conservative as he seems. In February he told USA Weekend that “you’d have to be an idiot” to “not notice the temperature change” caused by global warming, and that he thinks mankind may play a signficant role in the phenomenon. Beck has previously described himself as “a rodeo clown” and conceded, “If you take what I say as gospel, you’re an idiot.”
Emboldening in article is mine. This is what should be stressed to the faithful who bought the performance as something meaningful.
He's been a very successful propagandist, always puts in a word to rebutt any facts that argue against what he's selling in each brainwashing session. He warns them in advance so they won't believe those lies from the other side, which disprove his convoluted rants.
He knows exactly what he is doing and is making a few million a week for doing it. No kidding. But the fire sale of the USA by the conservatives is worth his salary and that of Limbaugh, etc. Those men influence the vote. Follow the money always, the return per lobbying dollar is estimated to be 1,000%. Thank goodness people voted this against this yesterday, but not all of them.
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